5 Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy in Parksville

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Spring is in full force and we can’t wait for you to visit! With an array of attractions for the whole family to take in year-round, Parksville serves as a hub for family adventure and excitement.

Visit Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is one of the most popular family-friendly destinations in Parksville. This beautiful park is known for its long stretches of sandy beach, warm water, and tidal pools. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy, including swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, hiking, and beachcombing. The park also has a playground, washrooms, and change rooms, making it an ideal place for families to spend the day.

Rathtrevor Provincial Park

Explore Horne Lake Caves

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is a must-visit destination for families who love adventure. The park offers guided tours of the caves, which are home to fascinating geological formations, crystal-clear streams, and underground waterfalls. The tours are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, making it an ideal activity for families with young children. The park also offers other outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and rock climbing.

Horne Lake Caves
Image Courtesy of Horne Lake Caves

Visit the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is a non-profit organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. The centre is home to a variety of animals, including bald eagles, black bears, and raccoons. Families can take a guided tour of the centre and learn about the work that goes into rehabilitating and releasing these animals back into the wild. The centre also has a playground and picnic area, making it an ideal place for families to spend the day.


Play Mini-Golf at Paradise Fun Park

Paradise Fun Park is a family-friendly amusement park that offers a range of activities, including mini-golf, bumper boats, go-karts, and an arcade. The park also has a snack bar and picnic area, making it an ideal place for families to spend the day. Mini-golf is a popular activity for families, and Paradise Fun Park has one of the best courses in the area. The course features 18 holes and is designed to challenge both children and adults.

Image Courtesy of Paradise Adventure Park
Image Courtesy of Paradise Adventure Park

See the Goats on the Roof

Coombs Old Country Market is a unique shopping experience that is sure to delight the whole family. The market is famous for its resident goats, who live on the roof of the market’s main building. Kids will love watching the goats graze on the grassy roof, and parents will appreciate the market’s wide selection of local foods, crafts, and gifts.


Parksville is a wonderful destination for families who love the outdoors. With its beautiful beaches, parks, and wildlife, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities to enjoy. Whether you want to go on an adventure in the caves, go on a wildlife watching tour, or simply relax on the beach. So pack your bags, grab your family, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort.